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dconf-editor not working...........

Postby hogfan on Sun Nov 25, 2012 3:36 pm

This has turned into a total nightmare trying to get simply get my laptop to display only on my external monitor WITH THE LID CLOSED! I chose "Do Nothing" for on lid close in the power manager in cinnamon, but but every time I close the laptop lid the external display goes off. So I installed dconf-tools and manually changed the settings there as well. I also verified the settings saved by rebooting the laptop and running dconf-editor again. However, when I close the laptop lid the external display still goes off. Does anybody know how to make this work? Laptop is Dell XPS 14Z and is connected to the external display via HDMI. I don't know anywhere else to try and change the settings. The laptop will be on a shelf when connected to the external display so I do not want the laptop lid open. Suggestions? It is things like this that really annoy me about Linux. I am not having trouble running apps, etc., but it seems the littlest things that should be simple turn into a 2 hr ordeal. Thanks for any assistance. Also forgot to mention I'm on the 64-bit version of MInt 13 with Cinnamon Desktop.

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Re: dconf-editor not working...........

Postby kyphi on Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:04 pm

Have you considered a mechanical cause for the laptop display switching off when closing the lid?

This might help:

http://askubuntu.com/questions/152156/h ... -laptop-li
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Re: dconf-editor not working...........

Postby hogfan on Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:06 pm

Thanks, that link helped. Doesn't appear to be a hardware issue, but moving the mouse again after closing the lid and watching the external display go blank does bring the external (primary) display back. So now that I know that it works good. I have just set the laptop to never turn the screen off and just dim as can never get it to come back. This is another know issue that is unrelated. Thanks for the help. I got rolling now with Synergy as well and am sharing the mouse & keyboard from my OSX system as I type this on my Mint notebook. Thanks for the help!

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